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Gear Up & Go! Outdoor Gear Swap & Auction

Gear Up & Go! Outdoor Gear Swap & Auction

December 9, 2018 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
525 N Cascade Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Out with the old, in with the new! It’s time to start cleaning the garage out of old gear you no longer use anymore or would like to update! Score a sweet winter coat for FREE! Donate that bike you never ride for a good cause! Bid on some ahhmazing outdoor items to support our nonprofit! We’re taking donated items for our Outdoor Gear Swap & Auction from Nov. 26th to December 9th! Then, join us for the Swap & Auction on Dec. 9th from 5-7pm!

There will be 3 parts to this free-to-enter event:

1) 5-6pm:  “live” auction style giveaway of gently used and new items for FREE

2) 6:30-7pm: “live” auction of higher quality items available for bidding (all proceeds will go to UpaDowna)

3)  5-6:30pm: “silent” auction going on of all NEW items (all proceeds will go to UpaDowna)

Bison Bros Food Truck will be on site from 5-7pm for dinner! UpaDowna will provide beer and drinks for donations!

You can drop off items at our new location 2 weeks before the swap or bring them the day of until 4pm.  Please select a time to drop off your items by clicking here. A donation acknowledgement letter for taxes can be issued upon request.
We will accept items from the following lists.

Gently used or new hard goods such as:

  • skis, snowboards, snowshoes
  • kayaks
  • canoes
  • paddleboards
  • camping equipment
  • trekking poles
  • backpacks including hiking carriers for kids
  • gently used and/or rideable bikes
  • vanlife or car camping goods
  • dog items
  • kids items

Gently used or new soft goods will be accepted such as:

  • outdoor adventure clothing (no standard cotton t-shirts or jeans etc)
  • outdoor adventure jackets/pants including ski/snowboarding
  • gloves
  •  hiking shoes, sandals, winter boots, climbing shoes etc
  • hats

Have a question about what gear is accepted? Please email us at

We will be posting larger items as they are dropped or so you get an idea of what to bring that moolah for! This is a great opportunity to get holiday gifts at a cheaper price. Any gear not taken at the end of the night will be given to our event sponsor Gearonimo which sells the items and gives a portion of the proceeds back to UpaDowna!

Thank you to our event sponsors:

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